The Cavalier put in an improved performance against the Warriors in Game 2 but the Western Conference champs were too strong once again
The Cavalier put up a strong oppose but still fell 132 -1 13 in Game 2 of the NBA finals to the Golden State Warriors, a superteam who are starting to look and this postseason literally are unbeatable.
The Cavalier played significantly better than they did in the first play of the serial, but a triple-double from LeBron James, 20 forced turnovers and 15 stealsstill wasnt enough to topple best available team in decades. It was Golden States 14 th consecutive win in the playoffs, besting a long time postseason win streak in league history.
After the game, James summarized how it must feel to face the Warriors in this sort of sort. Requested what he necessity after video games, he replied simply: some meat … and some wine.
Leading the Warriors try again was Kevin Durant, with3 3 points. He did it all. He shaped incredible plays off his own backlashes. He swatted away the ball fromseveral defenders, including James. He even made a shot while falling to the ground.
Team-mate Steph Curry danced circles around his defenders with some nasty crossovers, and ignited the offense with 32 levels in his triple-double performance. The gang shot to its feet whenever Klay Thompson scored. The Splash Brother has been fighting in the postseason but slipped out of his slump, adding 22 levels and 7 backlashes. JaVale McGee continued to be impactful, with a huge pulley-block and a massive dunk over Kevin Love after he came off the bench. Andre Iguodala likewise had a colossal block on Channing Frye that delivered the crowd to its feet.
Based on the first two plays, the next NBA champ appears a done deal. Now it could just be a question of who will be finals MVP.
But it should be remembered that the Cavalier were 2-0 down at the present stage last year, and they didnt take Sundays loss lying down. Indeed, they were just three points down going into halftime.
Its been a great run, but none of that are important unless we can finish the number of jobs, said here Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr. Manager to Cleveland were gonna have to be a lot smarter. If we play that play in Cleveland, were not winning.
James carried the team on offense and defense, scoring 29 levels and stealing the projectile several times. He even joined Magic Johnson and Jerry West as the only musicians to reach 300 job assists in the finals. Kevin Love caught fire early, facilitating James with 27 levels and 7rebounds. Kyrie Irving controlled 19 levels after being guarded heavily by Thompson.
The Warriors had a standout performance, but the loudest applauds at Oracle Arena went to Kerr. He returned to the bench to coach the Warriors after missing most of the postseason due to health issues. Each day the camera turned to him the crowd went wild, and they dedicated Kerr a standing ovation when the lineup was announced.
With the serial heading toward Cleveland for two plays, the Cavs must hope they can improve again and level the serial on home turf.But based on the evidence presented so far, the Warriors may be simply too good to beat.